US and Qatar discuss Afghanistan humanitarian needs

US and Qatar discuss Afghanistan humanitarian needs
US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo travelled to Doha to discuss the needs of Afghanistan with Qatari leaders.
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20 November, 2021
A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan [Getty]

US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo and senior Qatari leaders this week discussed their shared interest in meeting the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people, the US Treasury Department said in a statement on Friday.

Adeyemo also discussed equitable growth, the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges and opportunities of virtual assets during his meetings with Prime Minster Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz al-Thani and other senior government and economic leaders in Doha on Thursday, it said.

The United States and Qatar affirmed their intention to work together on countering illicit finance, Treasury said.